I have never encountered a problem with over fixing.
How would I scan and post a negative here to show what it looks like?
It didn;t seem right as if it was too light. But it did seem to adjust ok in Lightroom. Thnaks.I see detail in the deepest shadows you've included in the "shady" negative, so they aren't any lower than about Zone VII. I wouldn't call that underexposed, that's about right. Depending on visualization, you could even have given one stop less exposure.
How should I guesstimate the time for refixing?
This should be a sticky. Mainly to do with development errors.
In my experience, that product is very reliable, and stable under reasonable storage conditions, so I feel sure something must be wrong at your end.
What exactly are you seeing? Has the film failed to clear? I can't think what other signs of under-fixing you could see without chemical tests. Any residual pink base colour in e.g. T-Max should wash out after fixing.
You say 'just tried': does that mean this is your first use of the product? Was it a previously unopened bottle of concentrate, and not very old stock? Are you certain you diluted it 1+4? Did you dilute it for this film? Otherwise, how long ago was it mixed, and how many films has it processed?
Also - may seem a stupid question - but what film? I mean, if you had loaded a colour film by mistake ... I know, I know, but mistakes do happen.
Good news is that you can almost certainly re-fix in a fresh solution without penalty, even if you have washed and dried the film - but 3 min fixing in a fresh solution should be ample. I think I've read that serious over-fixing can lead to nasty things happening to the emulsion, but I've never done that so I have no experience.
Just tried ilford rapid fix.
6 minutes of fixing has the same results of under fixing.
My developer is Kodak Xtol.
Any idea what makes the fixers not work as well?
I am using kodak stop bath in between.
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